About your Search

20130416
20130424
Search Results 0 to 4 of about 5
. the pace of technology change and spread of advanced military technology to state and nonstate actors pose an encreasing challenge to america's military. this is the environment that is facing the department of defense as it enters a third year of flat or declining budgets. the onset of these constraints has led to belt tightening in military modernization, force structure, personnel costs and overhead expenditures. it has given us the opportunity to reshape the military and reform defense institutions to better reflect 21st century realities. the process began under the leadership of secretary gates. secretary gates curtailed more than 30 modernization programs and trimmed overhead costs within the military services and across the defense enterprise. the realignment continued secretary panetta who crafted new strategic guidance in an f.y. 2013 defense budget plan which reduced the department's top line by $487 billion over the course of a decade. the president's request of $526.6 billion for fy 2014 continues to implement the president's defense strategic guidance and enhances the departm
assistant secretary for information and technology. your remarks will be submitted to the record. please begin, and thanks for being with us today. >> distinguished members of the committee, thank you for this opportunity to present the president's budget and 2015 advanced operations requests in the president's v.a. budget. we value your part in support of providing resources needed to assure quality care and services for veterans. let me join you in acknowledging other partners here today, our veterans service organizations whose insights and support make a much better at our mission of caring for veterans, families, and survivors. thank you for accepting my statement for the written record. the 2014 budget and 2015 advance preparations requests demonstrate the president's commitment to our nation's veterans, and i thank the members for your resolute commitment as well to veterans and seek your support on these requests. the latest generation of veterans is enrolling at v.a. at a higher rate than previous generations. 62% of those deployed in support of operations in afghanistan and ira
companies have actually become less expensive overtime with the changes in technology. that being said, there are opportunities with technology to lower the cost of education. i think our colleges and universities provide fantastic service and we should support them but we should also hold them to the market being excellent and providing these opportunities to our students. >> a large part of it goes to supplying land, as long as we're willing to pay that kind of money and students want to go there, they will be able to charge that amount of money. >> you should never really pick a college because of the price. money should not be an issue. the only issue is whether you fit into the equation. money can be an issue but that should not stop you from what you want to pursue in life. >> the discussions need to happen at the dinner table more and more between students and parents so they can all come to some kind of plan for higher education that allows the student to go, and at the same time, does not bankrupt the family or the student in future years. >> those are four very important year
believe they will have all the resources and technology and tools that they need to get to the bottom of it. thank you, everybody. >> senator john mccain says the boston marathon bombing should have no affect on the passing of the immigration bill. senator charles schumer, who said the goal was to pass this by late may or early june. this is 15 minutes. >> well, we had a very good meeting with the president. we briefed him on the details of our immigration reform bill. and while he certainly might not agree with every single part of it, he was very supportive of the bill we had put together. and simply wants to make sure we keep moving it along and get something done. i think everyone realizes, john realizes, i realize, the others in our group of eight and the president realizes, no one is going to get everything they want in a bill. but if we meet in the middle, can do a lot of good for and for our economy. and so we're feeling very good about this. things are moving in a very, very good way. and the president's support of our proposal, even though he wouldn't fully agree with it, it
of the issues we have looked at and there are ways technology-wise to do checks. this legislation does not move in that direction. it is the opposite, prohibiting a national registry so that information about themselves are not made public and not controlled by government. they are controlled by the person who sells the gun, so therefore there is no record of gun ownership and that is specifically admitted under current law and the bills we are taking up today. the suggestion you are making is one we have had in the past. i do not think there is the legislative support to move that type of proposal, but i agree with you that it is worthy to take a look at. look at both sides had right now there is a missed trust of what government will do with that information. those answers need to be -- questions need to be answered. host: from twitter, the fact that it will not stop all people from getting guns is a weak excuse. let me put another issue on the table. you serve on the foreign affairs committee and this is the headline in the international section of "the new york times." government will do wi
Search Results 0 to 4 of about 5